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**************************************************************** Intel(R) Desktop Board README Product Documentation Release 1.

0 README January 30, 2012 **************************************************************** README Contents =============== 1. Introduction 2. System Requirements 3. Known Issues with Intel(R) Express Installer 4. System Configuration Notes and DVD Directory Structure 5. Driver Installation Notes 6. Application Installation Notes 7. General Resources for Building a System 8. Legal Information **************************************************************** 1. Introduction =============== This README file contains information for the Intel(R) Desktop Board Classic Series, Executive Series, Extreme Series, Innovation Series and Media Series. Please refer to the Help file and any third-party readme files within the software subdirectories of the DVD for device driver and application information. Also refer to any Integration Guide poster included with the product. Other information sources include the Intel Download Center for viewing a specific Intel Technical Specification. Intel(R) Express Installer Version 4.8.2 includes the following new or updated features: - Adds early support for the future Microsoft* Windows* 8 operating system which detects specific editions and service packs for this new operating system. - Enables restore point features and Auto login availability when integrating on a computer that uses supported Microsoft* operating systems listed in Section 2. This software also includes many features from past versions of Intel Express Installer. For example: - Intelligent system reboot processing. - Use of Intel's Download Center Website to download updates for drivers, application software and needed documentation. Go to: http://downloadcenter.intel.com

**************************************************************** 2. System Requirements ====================== Software on this DVD should be installed only on Intel(R)

Desktop Boards with one of the following operating systems: - Microsoft* Windows* 7 operating systems for 32-bit and 64-bit editions with Service Pack 2 and up. - Microsoft Windows XP* Professional and Home Edition with Service Pack 3 and up. - Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating system with Service Pack 1 and up. - Microsoft Windows 8 operating systems for 32-bit and 64-bit editions (this future operating system is still pending for final release as of this date). NOTE: Some applications may require a higher version of Microsoft Internet Explorer. Please check the specific component's information in this readme. NOTE: Installation on computer operating systems for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows XP requires that the user either be logged in as an Administrator or have Administrator privileges. NOTE: If your system has other applications running that could prevent a system reboot, please close those applications before starting an installation to protect yourself from loss of any unsaved data. NOTE: All versions of Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 98 SE, NT, 2000, ME, Server 2003, XP Media Center Edition, and Vista are not supported. NOTE: Enterprise Editions for Microsoft Windows 7 are not supported. Also Starter Editions for Microsoft Windows 7 are not supported. NOTE: Use of Intel drivers with older operating systems that Microsoft* discontinued or does not fully support should be considered AS-IS in respect to features, function, debugging and usability with recently released Intel(R) Desktop Boards. Some examples of discontinued operating systems include; XP Windows Media Center Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000 Professional Edition, Windows NT, Windows 98 Standard Edition (SE), Windows 98 and Windows 95. Examples of reduced support operating systems include; some Windows* XP Editions. For more information, please refer to the following Microsoft sites: - http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifepolicy - http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeselect - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/products/lifecycle **************************************************************** 3. Known Issues with Intel(R) Express Installer =============================================== The installer portion of the Intel Express Installer has the following known issues:

- An "AFTER" restore point may still be created even if the "Set Windows System Restore Point" is disabled in the Options screen (by removing a checkmark from the feature's checkbox). - Pressing the Ctrl-Tab keys sometimes does not switch focus within some screens. This may happen after a dialog box appears. As a workaround, use the mouse to regain focus in the desired area. - The mouse-over status of a driver or software application may display the incorrect installed version when compared to the DVD version. To verify the final installed version, please inspect the system's software or driver component. - When using an Express Installer DVD, if the user accidentally starts up two instances of the Intel Express Installer program, the program's screen might not return after a system reboot. As a workaround, manually re-launch the program by clicking the EIProcessCaller.exe file that is located in the top (root) file structure of the DVD. (Earlier versions of Intel Express Installer used the EIVCD.EXE file.) - The help file might refer to the old "Help" button rather than the updated "?" button located on the upper right corner of the Intel Express Installer screen. ----Notes ----- Do not remove the Intel Express Installer DVD from the system's DVD drive until all installation processes are complete or until instructed by the program. - When the Intel Express Installer application installs drivers and software, it creates two system restore-points (BEFORE and AFTER) that mark the beginning and end of the installation session. If the user clicks the "Cancel" button during the install operation, Express Installer might NOT create the final "AFTER" restore-point. Also, if drivers or software fail to install, the AFTER restore point might not appear. - If your Windows XP system displays the message below, please read the directions that follow: "The software you are installing for this hardware <SOFTWARE NAME ID> has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with WINDOWS XP." The drivers being used are early versions and need updates at a later time. You will need to click the "Continue Anyway" button to proceed. This message appears during some new desktop board releases when final WHQL certified drivers have not yet been released from software vendors. The Driver Signing message can be disabled for Windows XP based systems by the following procedure: 1. Click the "Start" button. Then right-click the "My Computer"

icon and select "Properties." 2. Click on the "Hardware" tab and click on "Driver Signing." 3. Click the "Ignore - ..." option and then click "OK" twice. - Note that the EIReport.txt file (or its renamed version) is saved as a Unicode file. Microsoft Internet Explorer* displays Unicode correctly for all operating systems supported by the Intel Express Installer DVD. For non-English Windows operating systems, viewing or printing the content of a saved report using WordPad may not produce the same appearance as displaying the report in Express Installer's Report screen. - For easier viewing of any version of the license file, either open or print the file located near the root of the Intel Express Installer DVD. For example, use "License0409.rtf" to view the English version of the file or "License0804.rtf" for the Simplified Chinese version of the file. Note that your system must have the specific language font installed. - Intel Express Installer only supports display settings that are set to "Small Fonts" (Normal size, 96 dpi). If this setting is set to a different value, the Express Installer window and dialog boxes may appear larger, or characters and strings may be truncated. To correct this, go to the Control Panel, click the Display icon, click the Settings tab, and click the Advanced button. Set Display's font size for "Small Fonts" (Normal size, 96 dpi). ********************************************************* 4. System Configuration Notes and DVD Directory Structure ========================================================= Launching the Program --------------------Use the setup program in the EIProcessCaller.exe file to launch Intel Express Installer. This file is located in the top (root) file structure of the DVD. Viewing PDF Files ----------------Adobe* Acrobat* Reader must be installed to view any PDF files on this DVD. These include application manuals and documents. Close All Applications ---------------------It is recommended that users close all applications before running Intel Express Installer. This includes firewalls, virus protection software, and language conversion applications such as simplified Windows shells. Directory Structure ------------------The Intel Express Installer DVD has the following organization: "Dataset" folder -- Contains specific desktop board and component information.

"Documents" folder -- Contains this readme, warranty, and marketing information in Adobe Acrobat format. Also contains other selected information. "Plugins" folder -- Contains additional component information for Intel Express Installer. "Software\Drivers" folder -- Contains subdirectories for board drivers. "Software\Applications" folder -- Contains subdirectories for Intel applications and other third-party software. "EIhlpNNNN.chm" file -- Provides Help information for the Intel Express Installer application. "LicenseNNNN.rtf" file -- Displays license information for this Intel Express Installer DVD. "Readme.txt" file -- Provides last minute errata in English for this Intel Express Installer DVD. **************************************************************** 5. Driver Installation Notes ============================ All components available for installation appear in the product listing table. Selection of components may vary depending on the operating system used, previous installations of software, and the individual system configuration. Due to these factors, all components may not be available for installation. General Installation Note: -------------------------During installation of some drivers or applications, a temporary installation status failure may appear. Once the system automatically reboots, this status will be replaced with an "installation complete" checkmark. *************************************************************** 6. Application Installation Notes ================================= All components available for installation appear in the product listing table. Selection of components may vary depending on the operating system used, previous installations of software, and the individual system configuration. Due to these factors, all components may not be available for installation. General Installation Note: -------------------------During installation of some drivers or applications, a temporary installation status failure may appear. Once the system automatically reboots, this status will be replaced with an "installation complete" checkmark. **************************************************************** 7. General Resources for Building a System ==========================================

Intel has created a support and build-it URL. This site provides resources for building a system and some troubleshooting hints. For more information, go to: http://www.intel.com/support/go/buildit You can also use Intel's download center to find drivers and applications. Go to: http://downloadcenter.intel.com **************************************************************** 8. Legal Information ==================== Copyright (c) 2000-2012, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. This Intel(R) desktop board Readme file as well as the software described in it, is furnished under license and may only be used or copied in accordance with the terms of the license. Except as permitted by such license, no part of this document may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the express written consent of Intel Corporation. This document is a compilation of software and software documentation defects, and software specification clarifications and changes. It is intended for end users, hardware system manufacturers, and software developers of applications, operating systems or tools. Except as expressly provided in Intel's standard terms and conditions of sale for the Intel software product or in the Intel software license agreement accompanying the Intel software product, the Intel software product is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, whether express, implied or statutory, including but not limited to a warranty of merchantability, noninfringement of intellectual property, or fitness for any particular purpose. This document is provided "as is" without any express, implied, or statutory warranty of any kind including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, noninfringement of intellectual property, or fitness for any particular purpose. Intel does not warrant or assume responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or utility of any information contained herein. Intel may make changes to these materials, or to the Intel products described therein, at any time without notice. Intel makes no commitment to update these materials. Independent companies manufacture the third-party products that are mentioned in this document. Intel is not responsible for the quality of third-party products and makes no representation or warranty regarding such products. The third-party supplier remains solely responsible for the design, manufacture, sale and functionality of its products. The hardware vendor remains solely responsible for the design, sale and functionality of its product, including any liability

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